2017 Camping Schedule
The 2017 MCBC monthly camping trips for May through October are scheduled for Sunday through Friday except September and October, which are Monday to Friday. At least 3 to 4 days of rides or other activities are planned for each event with rides of 20 to 50 miles. Canoeing, kayaking and hiking are often available, as well as cultural events or attractions and shopping. Contact the hosts for the trip to get more information and to let them know you are planning to come. Maps, cue sheets, pot luck info and final details are usually only provided to those who plan to attend via e-mail. Non-camping and non-riding members are encouraged to join in on the trips at nearby motels, which can be found on the internet or from the hosts. Web sites for each campground have additional information and directions. Thirty-six members participated last year, with more staying in motels than the campground, so don’t miss the good times, great food and beautiful scenery.
May 14-19: Shipshewana, Indiana
SHIPSHEWANA CAMPGROUND, NORTH RV PARK, Shipshewana, IN, 260-768-7770, www.shipshewananorthpark.com
We will again be returning to the same campground, which also has cabins, and is just north of town and the flea market. We will explore the quaint Amish countryside in the heart of RV manufacturing territory and the Bluegate Theater. We have bike routes from 20 to 45 miles in length, so there is something for everyone. You may make your reservation any time (mention MCBC) since they are not closed for the winter, and let the Lemkes know. Aside from the onsite cabins, the Van Buren Hotel towards town has been recommended by several members.
June 18-23: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
The campground is BADGER PARK, the on-site motel is VILLAGE INN ON THE LAKE: 920-794-8818, villageinnwi.com for site location and more information. Village Inn on the Lake is at the same location, phone number, and website.
This will be our eighth year at this location with a variety of rides and distances. The campground is across the road from the paved bike trail that runs along the Lake Michigan shore from Manitowoc to Two Rivers. Points of interest are: Point Beach State Park, Car Ferry, Art Museum, the home of the 1st Ice Cream Sundae, Abler Glass Gallery, Pine River Dairy, Hamilton Museum and the Maritime Museum. Make your own reservations ASAP as sites are limited (sorry no tents). Then let the Connie know your site # so she can include you for cue sheets and maps and final information.
July 16-21: Door County, Wisconsin
BAILEYS GROVE CAMPGROUND, 866-839-2559, www.baileysgrovecampground.com
For non-campers, contact the Journey’s End Motel, located next to the campground, 920-839-2887 (800-944-3582), or Orphan Annie's Schoolhouse Inn in Baileys Harbor, 920-839-5353, www.orphananne.com Reserve ASAP. Sites and rooms fill up early.
This annual trip continues to be the favorite with our campers. Rides are planned throughout the peninsula on secondary roads to all communities and points of interest from Sturgeon Bay to Gills Rock and on Washington Island.
August 13-18: Spring Green, Wisconsin
WISCONSIN RIVERSIDE RESORT, 608-588-2826, wiriverside.com If you motel, the Spring Green Motel seems to be the favorite, 608-588-2141.
Another campers’ favorite, just west of Madison. Enjoy the pool, bike the rolling countryside, and canoe, kayak or tube the Wisconsin River, all from the campground. Area includes trail riding on the Military Ridge Trail from Dodgeville; Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin estate; and the House on the Rock. Please make your own reservations, and provide site # to the Foins. Full payment will be required when you make the reservation (note the $30 cancellation service charge). For cabins and tent sites contact the campground directly.
September 11-15: Madison, Wisconsin (Monday-Friday)
LAKE FARM PARK CAMPGROUND, 3101 Lake Farm Road. 608-246-3896, lake_farm
Bob and the Botts will be leading this weekday only trip, with no campground reservations necessary; electric-only sites, 20-30-50 amp. Reservations can be made if you have a favorite site. Several road and trail rides are available for all bikers as well as everything that Madison has to offer.
Let them know if you plan to attend because a pot luck is planned.
October 2-6: Starved Rock State Park, Illinois (Monday-Friday)
STARVED ROCK STATE PARK CAMPGROUND, Utica, Illinois, starved_rock
Enjoy the usual beautiful fall color and temperatures. This will be a weekday only trip utilizing the large, open sites at the campground, electric only, mostly 20-30 amp. All sites can now be reserved. Rides and hiking to suit the weather, and the lodge or motels for dining and non-campers.